Disney to buy Marvel

News, People and Events, including Awards, Festivals and Tributes
User avatar
Animated Views Admin
Animated Views Admin
Posts: 17784
Joined: October 22nd, 2004, 1:27 pm
Location: London, UK

Postby Ben » September 10th, 2009, 5:10 am

I'm not at all sure this has anything to do with Disney/Marvel.

WB has being making rumors about the future of DC for about a year now, and having someone like Paul Levitz step down from his role isn't something that just happens...that takes a good few weeks of discussion <I>at the least</I>.

So that's a pointer that WB/DC have been looking at a restructure for a while. On the flipside, DC hasn't really been "DC Comics" for a good couple of years now anyway, with the new branding really only playing up the "DC" logo as opposed to including "Comics" in there (sometimes it's there, sometimes not, but mainly not).

And with all the other "DC ..." lines that have been coming out, I don't think things will be superficially altered in any way, as it happens. The name and personnel change is more about giving WB more direct control over those aspects, just as they did with New Line.

Still, good that Levitz is still there...at least what he did good has been remembered and that will hopefully mean consistency, even if as George says, the output may be more closely scrutinized.

Animated Views Admin
Animated Views Admin
Posts: 4807
Joined: October 22nd, 2004, 11:21 pm
Location: SaskaTOON, Canada

Postby Randall » September 10th, 2009, 8:57 am

Reading more on this, close friends of Levitz have said that his leaving the Publisher position has been in the works for a long time. He was just looking for the right time.

And yes, this reorganization has also been hinted at for quite a while now, though the Disney-Marvel announcement may have hastened this one a bit.

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 7522
Joined: October 25th, 2004, 8:53 pm
Location: Binghamton, NY

Re: Disney to buy Marvel

Postby ShyViolet » February 25th, 2010, 11:36 pm

Kind of related to the Marvel acquisition: Iger is looking to spend more and expand the company (possibly more acquisitions). Less than expected profits have motivated this move:

http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/disney-afternoon.html

I think it's good to expand but it's also good to pay attention to what you already have; more WDAS features in development would really help IMHO.
"It is written among the limitless constellations of the celestial heavens, and in the depths of the emerald seas....the world which we see is an outward and visible dream of an inward and invisible reality."

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 2949
Joined: October 24th, 2004, 8:48 pm

Postby GeorgeC » December 9th, 2010, 4:19 pm

Posting the full image of what is one of the funnier Disney/Marvel mergers I've seen online.

Pay careful attention to Beauty and THE Beast, Scrooge McDuck, Dash and Quicksilver, and Venom Vs Goofy... There's lots more in the image but those are the big ones that pop out (besides the modification to Captain America's shield!).


Image

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 4609
Joined: September 1st, 2006, 3:53 pm
Location: I'll be watching you!

Postby Daniel » December 9th, 2010, 4:23 pm

That is awesome! Haha Stitch. ;)

Animated Views Staff
Animated Views Staff
Posts: 4926
Joined: February 8th, 2005, 5:54 pm
Location: The US of A

Postby Dacey » December 9th, 2010, 4:46 pm

Where did you find that, George?
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift--that is why it's called the present."

User avatar
Animated Views Staff
Animated Views Staff
Posts: 1150
Joined: March 27th, 2008, 1:56 pm

Re: Disney to buy Marvel

Postby Dan » December 9th, 2010, 4:57 pm

Doom has taken over the Magic Kingdom! :mrgreen:

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 1433
Joined: December 16th, 2004, 9:23 pm
Location: Beautiful Downtown Burbank

Postby droosan » December 9th, 2010, 5:29 pm

My favorite part is Squirrel Girl playing with Chip n' Dale. :)

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 2949
Joined: October 24th, 2004, 8:48 pm

Re:

Postby GeorgeC » December 9th, 2010, 5:44 pm

Dacey wrote:Where did you find that, George?


Not sure, really. I tried to do a 'History' and the site didn't come up!!

However, if anyone wants to buy poster of this image it's available at http://www.tcampbell.net/john/

They're asking $14.99 for it plus shipping


And a more disturbing image found just by Googling images ==>

Image

All I gotta say is 'Yuck!'

Lord Akiyama wrote:Doom has taken over the Magic Kingdom! :mrgreen:


There IS something appropriate about him taking over Cinderella's castle!

(Dr. Doom's by far my favorite Marvel villain. Just an incredibly hard character for people to write without him coming off like just another run-of-the-mill mad scientist or European despot. The only guys that ever wrote him with an consistency were Stan Lee and John Byrne, IMHO. They UNDERSTOOD Doom!)

There are at least a half-dozen good gags in that image. Where to begin, where to begin...!

User avatar
Animated Views Admin
Animated Views Admin
Posts: 17784
Joined: October 22nd, 2004, 1:27 pm
Location: London, UK

Postby Ben » December 10th, 2010, 7:13 am

Although it's obvious and up-front, I do love Mickey's face after shaking hands with Spidey and having his glove accidentally webbed off!

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 2834
Joined: September 27th, 2007, 2:06 pm

Re:

Postby EricJ » December 10th, 2010, 5:37 pm

And the long-awaited meeting of Donald and Howard.

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 2949
Joined: October 24th, 2004, 8:48 pm

Re:

Postby GeorgeC » December 12th, 2010, 12:37 am

droosan wrote:My favorite part is Squirrel Girl playing with Chip n' Dale. :)


Ben wrote:Although it's obvious and up-front, I do love Mickey's face after shaking hands with Spidey and having his glove accidentally webbed off!



Personally I found the image of Mike and Sully giving The Hulk a monster union rep card priceless!

Also thought the New (or is it Uncanny?) Beauty and THE Beast (X-Man Hank McCoy) was a nice site gag, too.

Animated Views Admin
Animated Views Admin
Posts: 4807
Joined: October 22nd, 2004, 11:21 pm
Location: SaskaTOON, Canada

Postby Randall » December 12th, 2010, 12:55 am

That poster is all kinds of awesome. Really good job.

User avatar
Animated Views Staff
Animated Views Staff
Posts: 1150
Joined: March 27th, 2008, 1:56 pm

Re: Disney to buy Marvel

Postby Dan » June 30th, 2015, 11:11 pm

Yes, I'm bumping a really old thread. But there's a fun article up on Newsarama that evaluates how the $4 billion investment has worked out for Disney and Marvel.

Source: http://www.newsarama.com/24999-disney-s-4-billion-marvel-buy-was-it-worth-it.html

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 2834
Joined: September 27th, 2007, 2:06 pm

Re: Disney to buy Marvel

Postby EricJ » July 1st, 2015, 10:52 am

It’s been five years since the Walt Disney Company bought Marvel for $4 billion. In the immediate, the Internet showed its ability to put mouse ears on the Hulk at every freakin’ blog ever.


Yeah, kinda fun to look back at those paranoid post-Eisner "Disney's going to turn The Avengers/Star Wars into Mickey and Goofy and Cinderella!" fan-artwork screeds from '10. They just couldn't get their minds around it. :P
Last edited by EricJ on July 1st, 2015, 12:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.